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(History of Cartography, Geographic description of the Antilles): Description geographique des isles Antilles possédées par les Anglois

(History of Cartography, Geographic description of the Antilles): Description geographique des isles Antilles possédées par les Anglois by Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

A Paris: De l'imprimerie de Didot, 1758. This 10.5 inch quarto is in very good condition, sound hinges, 171 pp. with all 22...

$7,575.00
(Map of Southwestern Africa): Typus orarum maritimarum Guineae, Manicongo & Angolae ultra Promentorium Bonae spei

(Map of Southwestern Africa): Typus orarum maritimarum Guineae, Manicongo & Angolae ultra Promentorium Bonae spei by Linschoten, Jan (John) van Huygen

Amsterdam, 1596. A highly decorative map of the southwestern coast of Africa. Overall very good, with early color. Some restorat...

$4,575.00
(Revolutionary War Era): A map of the inhabited part of Canada from the French surveys; wiith the frontiers of New York and New England from the large surveys

(Revolutionary War Era): A map of the inhabited part of Canada from the French surveys; wiith the frontiers of New York and New England from the large surveys by Sauthier, Claude Joseph

London: Wm. Faden, 1777. Very good, minimal wash color as issued, with remarks indicating the survey order of Genr. Pownall. Thi...

$3,800.00
(Map, Revolutionary War Era, Colonial America): Theatre de la Guerre en Amerique

(Map, Revolutionary War Era, Colonial America): Theatre de la Guerre en Amerique by Le Rouge, George Louis

Paris: le Rouge, 1777. Very good/excellent, hand colored outlines, trimmed a bit close at margin (due to binding in prior Le Rou...

$3,600.00
(World Map from Keur bible): Wereldkaart

(World Map from Keur bible): Wereldkaart by Jagen, Jan Van

Dordrecht: Keur, 1748. Very good double hemisphere world map from a Keur bible, b&w as issued. The engraver/designer for thi...

$2,950.00
(World Map): Planiglobii terrestris mappa universalis utrumq hemisphærium orient. et occidentale repræsentans ex IV mappis generalibus (Mappe-monde qui represente les deux hemispheres savoir celui de l'orient et celui de l'occident ...

(World Map): Planiglobii terrestris mappa universalis utrumq hemisphærium orient. et occidentale repræsentans ex IV mappis generalibus (Mappe-monde qui represente les deux hemispheres savoir celui de l'orient et celui de l'occident ... by Homann Heirs (Johann Matthias Hase; G M Lowitz)

Nuremberg: Homann Heirs, 1746. Very good, heavy paper, early color, dual hemisphere world map. This is rather decorative, with t...

$2,950.00
(Celestial chart, lunar orbits and eclipses): Theoria Lunae, Eius Motum Per Eccentricum Et Epicyclum Demonstrans

(Celestial chart, lunar orbits and eclipses): Theoria Lunae, Eius Motum Per Eccentricum Et Epicyclum Demonstrans by Valk, Gerard and Schenk, Petrus [Cellarius, Andreas]

Amsterdam: Schenk and Valk, 1708. Very good, minimal foxing, early color (with more recent enhancement) copperplate from this 17...

$2,675.00
(Old World hemispheric map with climatic zones): Hemisphaerium Orbis Antiqui, Cumzonis, Circulis, Et Situ Populorum Diverso

(Old World hemispheric map with climatic zones): Hemisphaerium Orbis Antiqui, Cumzonis, Circulis, Et Situ Populorum Diverso by Valk, Gerard and Schenk, Petrus [Cellarius, Andreas]

Amsterdam: Schenk and Valk, 1708. Very good, minimal foxing, early color copperplate from this 1708 (original version published ...

$2,675.00
[World Map, Bible]: A Map of all the Earth and how after the Flood it was divided among the Sons of Noah

[World Map, Bible]: A Map of all the Earth and how after the Flood it was divided among the Sons of Noah by Moxon, Joseph

Amsterdam: Visscher, Nicholas (Nicolaus), 1685. Very good, early color (perhaps some recent enhancement), few tiny worm holes, ...

$1,975.00
(2 Views; Second Anglo-Dutch War): Afbeeldingh van de stadt en revier van Rochester, Chetham..Aerdigh na 't leven geteeckent door W. Schellinks..zuydt-west syde, waer in klaer Vertoont..victorieuse uytwerckingh van de oorlochs vloot der ... Iunii 1667

(2 Views; Second Anglo-Dutch War): Afbeeldingh van de stadt en revier van Rochester, Chetham..Aerdigh na 't leven geteeckent door W. Schellinks..zuydt-west syde, waer in klaer Vertoont..victorieuse uytwerckingh van de oorlochs vloot der ... Iunii 1667 by Schellinks, Willem and Hooghe, Romeyn De

Amsterdam: I(oshue) Ottens, 1667. A more complete title for this copper-plate etching with two views is: Afbeeldingh van de stad...

$1,950.00
(Map / Chart Thames, Spanish Armada, Military History): Thamesis Descriptio Anno 1588. Roberto Adamo authore. Engraved from a copy drawn by Mr. Joseph Ames 8th April 1738 from the Original in Parchment

(Map / Chart Thames, Spanish Armada, Military History): Thamesis Descriptio Anno 1588. Roberto Adamo authore. Engraved from a copy drawn by Mr. Joseph Ames 8th April 1738 from the Original in Parchment by Pine, John (Adams, Robert)

London: J. Pine , 1740. Very good condition, highly decorative chart with elaborate upper cartouche with armorial, lion and grif...

$1,950.00
(Word Map): Orbis vetus in utrâque continente juxta mentem Sansonianam distinctus, nec non observationibus astronomicis redactus, accurante

(Word Map): Orbis vetus in utrâque continente juxta mentem Sansonianam distinctus, nec non observationibus astronomicis redactus, accurante by Robert de Vaugondy, Didier; Robert de Vaugondy, Gilles

Paris: apud autorem and Aut. Boudet, 1752. Very good, early hand color, wide margins on laid paper. This is a rather decorative ...

$1,895.00
(Map of colonial northeastern Canada): Partie Orientale de la Nouvelle France ou du Canada...Terre-Neuve...Nouvelle Ecosse Acadie...T. Conrad Lotter Graveur et Geogr

(Map of colonial northeastern Canada): Partie Orientale de la Nouvelle France ou du Canada...Terre-Neuve...Nouvelle Ecosse Acadie...T. Conrad Lotter Graveur et Geogr by Lotter, Conrad (Seutter, Albrecht Carl)

Augusburg: Tobias Conrad Lotter and Albrecht Karl Seutter, 1756. Very good copperplate engraving with a right marginal tear not ...

$1,895.00
(22 maps & plates- Canada, Northwest American Coast Exploration): Voyage Autour Du Monde..A La Cote Nord-Ouest De L'Amerique..1785, 1786, 1787, 1788..Par Le Capitaines Portlock et Dixon

(22 maps & plates- Canada, Northwest American Coast Exploration): Voyage Autour Du Monde..A La Cote Nord-Ouest De L'Amerique..1785, 1786, 1787, 1788..Par Le Capitaines Portlock et Dixon by Dixon, Capitaines George (dedicated to Sir Joseph Banks)

Paris: Maradan, 1789. Small 4to (10 inches); first French edition (there was a smaller and later 8vo. edition in 2 volumes). Con...

$1,875.00
(Satirical political map of Franco-Prussian War): Karte von Europa im Jahre 1870 nach einem französischen Holzschnitte

(Satirical political map of Franco-Prussian War): Karte von Europa im Jahre 1870 nach einem französischen Holzschnitte by Hadol (Paul)

Hamburg: Fuchs, 1914. Very good, on thin paper, with original color, folds as issued (now flattened with some archival tape repa...

$1,875.00



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The Prime Meridian: Antique Maps & Books is owned and operated by Joel & Deborah Kovarsky. We first opened in 1998, but have had a decades-old interest in old maps, books, and paper, stemming from a comparable long-standing interest in how knowledge is used. Our business is run via the internet. We do not run an open shop, however we do welcome visitors by appointment only. Before attempting a visit, please contact us. We are a specialty business, dealing in antiquarian maps and related books (atlases, history of cartography, selected reference books, etc.). Please feel free to contact us for specific inquiries.

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